The Toshiba Satellite L55T-C5290 is a laptop with modern look and decent performance. It’s powered by a dual-core Broadwell-based Intel Core i7-5500U processor running at 2.4GHz. Turbo Boost technology enables it to reach 3.0GHz. That processor should be able to handle demanding apps, but also consumes less power. Therefore, you can expect a long battery life from this product. Equipped with 8GB of DDR3L 1600MHz out of the box, multitasking performance is pretty good. It also offers spacious storage with a 1TB 5400RPM HDD inside.
With a diagonal size of 15.6 inches, the display has a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. It uses TruBrite technology like most other Toshiba laptops which delivers immersive colors. Users will have a better way in using Windows 10 thanks to multi-touch support. For non graphics demanding apps, the integrated Intel HD Graphics 5500 should provide good performance. However, because there is no discrete GPU, it can’t run graphics-demanding apps smoothly.
Besides better look, the frameless TruType keyboard is also comfortable enough for typing. It also contains a 10-key numpad, makes it easier to type numbers. A Clickpad with multi-touch capability is below the keyboard; it’s large enough to input gesture commands with ease. There are some useful I/O ports including an HDMI port, a USB 2.0 port, two USB 3.0 ports, an RJ-45 LAN port, ans well as a combo audio jack. It also supports wireless technologies such as 802.11b/g/n WLAN and Bluetooth 4.1.
Tuned by SkullCandy and enhanced by DTS Sound, the stereo speakers deliver clear, detailed audio output for a better experience while listening to music or playing videos. While using the built-int webcam for video chatting, dual TruTalk microphones with beam forming increase your voice clarity. This new Satellite L series model weighs 5.3 lbs with a thickness of 0.96-inch. This is a good alternative if you’re looking for a mid-size laptop with a touchscreen, decent performance, and long battery life, but not for playing high-end games.
Toshiba Satellite L55T-C5290 Specifications
Windows 10 Home 64-bit
Intel Core i7-5500U (4M L3 cache, 2 cores, 2.4GHz, Turbo Boost up to 3.0GHz)
1366 x 768 pixels
Intel HD Graphics 5500
1TB 5400RPM HDD
8GB DDR3L 1600MHz
SkullCandy stereo speakers
Dual TruTalk microphones with beam forming
Inputs & Controls
Frameless TruType keyboard with numpad
1 x HDMI
1 x USB 2.0
2 x USB 3.0
1 x RJ-45 LAN
1 x combo audio
Card reader (Secure Digital, Secure Digital High Capacity, Secure Digital Extended Capacity, microSD, miniSD, MultiMedia Card)
4-cell Lithium-ion 45W AC power adapter
Dimensions and Weight
Weight: 5.3 lbs.
Security cable slot